WhiskyCompanion for Android TM

Welcome to Whisky Companion

Whisky Companion for Android is a complete whisky (or whiskey if you prefer) guide for the curious amateur as well as for the experienced collector.

The App comes with detailed information and pictures of 2.600 whiskies (bourbon, rye, malts, single malt, cask strength, blended, etc.) from 285 distilleries in 21 countries.

Users can create an account on Whisky Companion's network server and upload their own distilleries and whiskies. After approval of uploaded material, can these distilleries and whiskies be searched and downloaded by other users.

If you experience any problems when purchasing, installing or using this app, please notify support(^.at.^)whiskycompanion(^.dot.^)com instead of giving a low rating on Android Market. We will then assist you as soon as possible. If you for some reason are unable to use the app on your Android device for technical reasons, we will consider a refund on your credit card.

If you like the app, we are more than happy to receive a good rating and some nice and wise word on Android Market. Should you have some good ideas on design improvements, enhanced functionality, missing content (countries, whiskies or distilleries) please send us an email.

Functionality overview

After the App is installed from Android Market, the database must be downloaded from the WhiskyCompanion web site before the App can be used. The database download is 40MB and the download should take place over a Wi-Fi connection.

Distilleries can be found by searching Countries or Regions, or by browsing through the list of distilleries. Distilleries can then be added, deleted or edited. There is also functionality for tracking distillery visits with dates and comments.

Whiskies can be found by searching Countries, Regions, Distilleries, Classification, or by searching for key words in the whisky name. Whiskies can then be added, deleted or edited. There is also functionality for tracking tasting dates, classification of Colour, Nose, Palate, Body and Finish. It is also possible to register Wanted (wish-list) and Have (collection) for each whisky.

If you create or edit a distillery or a whisky, it is possible to use pictures from the device's camera, or by using an image file from the device's SD card.

Most of the distilleries have map-location for integration with Google Map. When clicking on a distillery location, Map will launch, and this can be switched to Street-View. It is then possible to virtually walk around the distillery.

You can create your own tasting event with picture and key information. Then you can link whiskies to the event and add your tasting notes to those whiskies.

If the user modifies the database by adding, deleting or editing distilleries or whiskies the database should be backed up on a regular basis. This is done by connecting the device to a computer and copying the database file to the computer.

Content overview

  • The current version of the WhiskyCompanion database includes the following 18 countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United States, Wales. New countries will be added as content updates.
  • The current version of the WhiskyCompanion database includes the following 253 distilleries: A. Smith Bowman, A.H. Hirsch, Aberfeldy, Aberlour, Alberta Distillers, Allt-a-Bhainne, Amrut, An Cnoc, Anchor Distilling, Ardbeg, Ardmore, Armorik, Arran, Auchentoshan, Auchroisk, Aultmore, Baker's, Bakery Hill, Balblair, Balcones, Balmenach, Balvenie, Banff, Basil Hayden's, Ben Nevis, Ben Wyvis, BenRiach, Benrinnes, Benromach, Berkshire Mountain, Bladnoch, Blair Athol, Blanton's, Blaue Maus, Bowmore, Braeval, Brauerei Locher, Braunstein, Brennerei Kramer, Brora, Bruichladdich, Buffalo Trace, Bunnahabhain, Bushmills, Cameronbridge, Canadian Mist, Caol Ila, Caperdonich, Cardhu, Carsebridge, Catoctin Creek, Cedar Ridge, Charbay, Chichibu, Chivas Regal, Clear Creek, Clynelish, Coillmor, Coleburn, Colorado Gold, Connemara, Convalmore, Cooley, Copper Fox, Corsair Artisan, Cragganmore, Craigellachie, Crown Royal, Dailuaine, Dallas Dhu, Dalmore, Dalwhinnie, Deanston, Distell, Distillerie des Menhirs, Downslope, Drumguish, Dry Fly, Dufftown, Dumbarton, Edgefield, Edradour, Elijah Craig, Evan Williams, Eylandt Legend, Fettercairn, Finger Lakes, Fog's End, Four Roses, Frysk Hynder, Garrison Brothers, George T. Stagg, Girvan, Glen Albyn, Glen Elgin, Glen Flagler, Glen Garioch, Glen Grant, Glen Keith, Glen Mhor, Glen Moray, Glen Ord, Glen Scotia, Glen Spey, Glenallachie, Glenburgie, Glencadam, Glendronach, Glendullan, Glenesk, Glenfarclas, Glenfiddich, Glenglassaugh, Glengoyne, Glengyle, Glenkinchie, Glenlivet, Glenlochy, Glenlossie, Glenmorangie, Glenora, Glenrothes, Glentauchers, Glenturret, Glenugie, Glenury Royal, Goldlys, Gouden Carolus, Grand Traverse, Great Lakes Distillery, Great Southern Distilling Company, Greenore, Hakushu, Hanyu, Hazelburn, Hellyers Road, High Plains, High West, Highland Park, Highwood Distillers, Hood River, Imperial, Inchgower, Invergordon, Inverleven, Irish Distillers, Isle of Jura, Jack Daniel's, Jameson, Jim Beam, Johnnie Walker, Kagoshima, Karuizawa, Kavalan, Kilchoman, Kinclaith, Kings County, Kininvie, Kittling Ridge, Knob Creek, Knockando, Knockdhu, Ladyburn, Lagavulin, Laphroaig, Lark, Leidaig, Leopold Brothers, Linkwood, Linlithgow, Lion's Pride, Littlemill, Loch Lomond, Lochside, Locke's, Longmorn, Longrow, Lyons Spirits, MB Roland, Macallan, Macduff, Mackmyra, Maker's Mark, Mannochmore, Michter's, Midleton, Millburn, Millstone, Miltonduff, Miyagikyou, Mortlach, Nant, Nashoba, New Holland Brewing, North British, North Port, North of Scotland, Oban, Old Grand-Dad, Old Pulteney, Palm Ridge Reserve, Peach Street, Penderyn, Pittyvaich, Port Charlotte, Port Dundas, Port Ellen, Prichard's, Ransom Spirits, Reisetbauer, Rittenhouse, Rogue Spirits, Rosebank, Rothaus, RoughStock, Royal Brackla, Royal Lochnagar, Rugenbraeu, Saint James Spirits, Sazerac, Scapa, Shelter Point, Shinshu, Slyrs, Smith's Angaston, Southern Distilleries, Southern Grain Spirits, Speyburn, Speyside, Springbank, St George's Distillery, Stauning, St Magdalene, St. George Spirits, Stranahan's, Strathclyde, Strathisla, Strathmill, Talisker, Tamdhu, Tamnavulin, Tasmania Distillery, Teaninich, Teerenpeli, The Australian Distillery, The Belgian Owl, The New Zealand Whisky Company, Thomson, Tobermory, Tomatin, Tomintoul, Tormore, Tullibardine, Tuthilltown, Waldviertler Roggenhof, Weidenauer, Wild Turkey, Willett, William Larue Weller, Wiser's, Woodford Reserve, Woodinville, Woodstone Creek, Yamazaki, Yoichi and Zuercher.
  • The following bottlers are pre-defined in the database for easy creation of new personal whiskies: Adelphi, Berry Brothers & Rudd, Blackadder, Cadenhead, Coopers Choice, Distillery bottling, Douglas Laing, Dun Bheagan, Duncan Taylor, Gordon & MacPhail, Hart Brothers , James MacArthur, Lombard, Murray McDavid, Scotts Selection, Signatory, The Coopers Choice, The Whisky Exchange, The Whisky Shop, SMWS.

22nd of August 2012

Version 2.10 is released with the following changes/updates:

  • Added indicators for Description (D) and Ext. Rating (R) in whisky lists
  •  Changed date format to enable sorting by date
  •  Added Tasting Tips
  •  Implemented cascading delete and update for Country, Region and Distillery
  •  Implemented compression of database
  •  Implemented backup/restore to WhiskyCompanion Network

15th of Mach 2012

Version 2.09 is released with the following changes/updates:

  • Included flavour tasting map
  •  Included sort dialog for Distilleries under My Whiskies
  •  Included visited date in list of distilleries
  •  Included sort dialog for Visited, Tasted and Rated under My Whiskies
  •  Included tasting date in lists under My Whiskies
  •  Included option for logging error messages to file

26th of January 2012

Version 2.06 is released with the following changes/updates:

  • Created export/import for single records and all Distilleries/Whiskies under My Whiskies
  •  Included Sort option under Distilleries and Whiskies in My Network
  •  Fixed bug when downloading DB
  •  Fixed layout and orientation for DB download screen
  •  Fixed bug when creating or editing Region

Version 2.01 - 2.05 contains several bug-fixes

30th of November 2011

Version 2.00 is released with the following changes/updates:

  • Added languages: Dutch, Finnish, German,  Norwegian, Swedish
  •  Added upload/download to/from Internet master database
  •  Added option of using 1-100 rating instead of 1-5 stars
  •  Enhanced user interface when entering text
  •  The lists in Want, Have and Emptied now have 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4, and range up to 24+
  •  Added button in About window for sending info to support
  •  Fixed timeout crash when updating distillery or whisky from internet
  •  Fixed missing refresh of data when returning to My Whiskies
  •  Fixed sorting issue in Search Whiskies
  •  Fixed issue with editing whiskies when distillery name contains apostrophe
  •  Made distillery mandatory when creating a new whisky
  •  Fixed bug that caused lost info when rotating distillery and whisky detail window